#ReportersNotebookEvery other day it seems like there's a new breach. Between the Anthem and Premera insurance hacks alone, it's estimated 1 out of 3 Americans have been compromised.As a result, there are a growing number of companies offering a growing number of credit monitoring … [Read more...]
Nail Polish Chemicals “In” Your Body
Don't you hate it when you realize your dad was right? Here's a quote from mine last night when I sent him a press release titled "Study Finds Toxic Nail Polish Chemical In Women’s Bodies". I have been telling every woman I have known for the last 30 years, but they didn’t … [Read more...]
Maternity Clothes–Four Ways to Rent, Trade and Save
#ReportersNotebook When I was pregnant, I had about five different maternity outfits… period. Maternity clothes are expensive! Especially the cute stuff, so I rotated though the same few pieces week after week. That was particularly problematic since I’m on TV every day (and no we … [Read more...]
Chicken Label Myths
The Truth Behind "No Added Hormones" and Other Claims Have you seen the new Foster Farms "skateboarding chicken" commercial that boasts "no added hormones"? It's cute. The two wannabe Foster Farms chickens dress up in skater clothes, hop on boards and cling to the back of a car … [Read more...]
Who’s Hacking Your Baby Monitor?
#ReportersNotebook You've likely heard the horror stories about weirdos hacking into baby monitors and whispering creepy messages to sleeping infants. In one recent case, a little boy tried to warn his parents about the "scary man in the monitor." Buzz Feed summarizes some of the … [Read more...]
Is There Arsenic in That Rice Cereal You’re Feeding Your Baby?
Generations of moms in my family have sworn by mixing a tablespoon of rice cereal into a baby’s bottle before bed. My mom, aunt and cousins swear it fills up their tummies and helps them sleep through the night. My pediatrician, on the other hand, swears it's a bad idea. He warns … [Read more...]
Are All ‘Compare At’ Prices Bogus?
CBS San Francisco ConsumerWatch Reporter Julie Watts put those 'compare at' prices to the test. Off-price retailers like T.J. Maxx admit they're just a theoretical "estimate," and Watts goes undercover to reveal that they're not very good estimators. Check out her report for … [Read more...]
Are There Toxic Chemicals in Your Kids’ Sunscreen? Check Here!
So there I am, standing in front of the sunscreen aisle at a baby superstore with my 6-month old in the stroller, my dog-child in the basket underneath and my face buried in my iPhone. I must have been the picture of a "Basic" Bay Area Mom (insert eye roll here). No, I wasn't … [Read more...]
10 Must-Haves for Travel With Toddlers
Travel with Toddlers Isn't Easy—But These Can Help! We travel... A lot. At 21 months old, my toddler had logged over 60 flight hours, and she continues to sleep in her travel crib an average of two weekends a month. As a result, I have a lot of experience surviving airports, … [Read more...]